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Anvisa approves booster dose of Pfizer vaccine against covid-19 for children and adolescents

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The third dose of immunizer can be applied to children from 5 years old; prediction will appear on the package insert

THE National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) approved a booster dose of Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine against COVID-19 in children and adolescents. The third dose of the vaccine produced by the American pharmaceutical company pfizer can be applied in children from 5 years old and the recommendation will appear in the package leaflet.

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The request was made in June of this year, but the verdict was only given this Monday 5. The application of the extra dose in the group.

Furthermore, the amount of antibodies generated by the covid-19 vaccines was also found to be decreasing over time, which explains the need to re-evaluate booster doses to maintain effective immunization.

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The Comirnaty vaccine was registered in February 2021 with a wide age range from six months onwards. The booster dose was already approved for people over 18 years of age.

Covid-19 in children in Brazil

According to the latest Epidemiological Bulletin made available by Ministry of Health, up to the beginning of November, 3,367 suspected cases of covid-19 in children and adolescents from zero to 19 years old have been reported in Brazil. Of these, 57.6% were confirmed; 33.9% have been discarded and 8.4% are still under investigation. Of the confirmed cases, 133 died.

OR Federal District is currently the federal unit with the highest cumulative incidence, with 9.7 cases per 100,000 population, followed by Alagoas🇧🇷 with 9.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the 0-19 age group.

Also in September the Stage has demonstrated through a survey by the research group Observa Infância, of Fiocruz, that children under five account for 8.5% of all hospitalizations due to the disease🇧🇷 From January to June, the group accounted for only 5.6% of hospitalizations for complications.

Vaccines are being recommended by experts as a way to protect against severe cases and deaths from covid.

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Source: Terra

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